Divisions persist between WTO members on all of the main topics on the agenda for the Abu Dhabi ministerial conference – MC13 – later this month. Below a status report on key negotiating items: fisheries subsidies, agriculture, dispute settlement reform, the Covid-19 TRIPS waiver extension and the future of the …
The upcoming WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi – MC13 – has formed the background to discussions on trade at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured prominently at the meeting’s gatherings, but her pronouncements on the MC13 negotiations themselves have been fairly general in nature. …
WTO members will resume complex negotiations next Monday (15 January) on plans to impose new disciplines on government subsidies to the fisheries sector. The talks represent a critical part of the package of measures which will be under discussion at MC13 – the thirteenth WTO ministerial conference which begins in …
Here some recent notable developments at the World Trade Organization.
The EU, the US and other major fisheries nations will face a special burden of proof to demonstrate that the subsidies they provide to the fishing sector do not contribute to overcapacity or overfishing. US-proposed forced labour provisions are also included.
The latest on olives and fish in Geneva….
Here some of the latest news out of WTO headquarters in Geneva.
A curation of recent developments at the WTO, featuring the e-commerce JSI, China’s ratification of the fish subsidies agreement and Irish alcohol labelling rules.
The wheels of negotiations at the WTO are slowly but steadily churning….
It’s been a busy week in Geneva!